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CNN
Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
state clinton says she is still waiting for answers while the fbi investigates four americans killing in benghazi, libya. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the terrorist attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. those are just two headlines, two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we're learning. cnn national security correspondent fran townsend joins us now. as we often mention, fran is a former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in libya with her xworm, mccann drew & forbes. also with us, bob bear and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have ac
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
the killing. >> it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated, response to what had transpired in cairo. >> now, there are many possible explanations for why the administration took so long to budge from that line. everything from an excess of caution to the fog of war to incompetence or domestic politics. we don't have the answer nailed down on that. what we do have, though, is a collection of inconsistencies between the administration line and our own understanding of the facts. now, recall our exclusive reporting last night based on several sources that not one single fbi investigator has yet to even set foot at the crime scene in benghazi. that remains true tonight. yet when asked to comment, an american official told us that fbi investigators on the ground are not experiencing any roadblocks and are working we
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
still waiting for answers. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the tris tick attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. fran towson has the scoop. fran, is the former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in lib libya. and former cia officer bob bayer. so you have new reporting now on the sat ttatus of the fbi investigation. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the vks o investigation one of the first thing they do is say, please request for us to get to the crime scene and request that we will have access to the crime scene and to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. while the fbi has made that request. what we found out today, while the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a lotication in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they made a request that the crime scene be se
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
the fbi investigating the killing of four americans in benghazi, libya, our sources reveal that not one fbi investigator has st stepped foot in the crime scene. the same sources say the crime scene has not been secured. and those are two deadlines, just two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we are learning. cnn national security contributor fran townsend is joining us now. she has the scoop on all of it. as we often mention there is a the former white house security adviser and a member of the cia external advisory committee and she's in libya with her employer. and also with us is former cia officer bob baer. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> anderson, it's pretty extraordinary and astonishing to me who's worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this country, libya, get to the crime scene, benghazi. please request that we have the security a
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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CNN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
compound in benghazi, libya, i'm joined by arwa damon, and the fbi spent time walking the crime scene. she shares what she saw for the first time seeing photos of the crime scene you have not seen before. details ahead. ally bank. why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employ
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
compound in benghazi, libya, i'm joined by arwa damon, and the fbi spent time walking the crime scene. she shares what she saw for the first time seeing photos of the crime scene you have not seen before. details ahead. ally bank. why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the al
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
think the investigation that is ongoing hopefully will determine that. >> the fbi is investigating the attack but agents are not yet on the ground in benghazi due to concerns about security. they're still in tripoli right now and sources tell cnn the consulate site remains unsecured and staff is being removed from there in tripoli due to security reason there. >> the man who ignited this is in custody in los angeles this morning. but authorities claim it has nothing to do with that movie. nakoula basseley nakoula was held on alleged parole violations connected with his violati violation. he used at least 17 fake names including sam basseley, the pseudonym under which he made the film. >>> investigators say the sons anarchy star beat and strangled his 81-year-old land lady before falling from the three-story home to his death. that's as police were approaching. drugs may have been involved but they say just don't have any proof yet. >>> later police in roseville, michigan, will be drilling for clues in a search for the possible remains of jimmy hoffa. they will test soil samples fro
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. there's a heavy dose of skepticism among a lot of retired fbi agents who directly worked on this case saying why in the world would the mob have buried someone in the middle of this nice neighborhood, why would they have done that? they believe that whoever got rid of hoffa incinerated his body, literally, years and years ago. but there is a quick mob connection here. a bookie for detroit mobster john giacalone did used to live in this house years ago so maybe they'll follow through with this lead. 2006, i was 40 miles away from here when the fbi followed up another what they called credible lead and dug up a horse farm. ultimately, finding nothing. perhaps things will be different this time, soledad. >> perhaps they will. or perhaps not. susan candiotti for us this morning. let's go right to dan moldea, the author of "the hoffa wars." he's been following the story since jimmy hoffa disappeared. he talked with this new tipster recently. susan candiotti just was showing us pictures of a horse farm being dug up. same reason. how legitimate do you think this tipster is? do you think ther
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
don't think it's mr. hoffa. >> reporter: neither does retired fbi agent john anthony. he gives the tip zero credibility. >> whether they find a body or not, i don't know. i doubt that. but if they do, i guarantee you it is not jimmy hoffa. >> reporter: anthony says the fbi has a good idea who pulled off the hit and where, but it sure wasn't in this neighborhood. why could the fbi never find the body? >> because there is no body. the body, in our opinion, was cremated or was thrown into a vat of acid or whatever. >> reporter: whatever happened, the mafia backed teamster boss is legendary. celebrated in movies like this one, going up against u.s. attorney general robert kennedy. >> the justice department has plenty on you mr. hoffa. >> you don't impress me. i don't need $300 million and my brother elected -- >> reporter: many failed attempts to find him, tips had him buried in cement near the end zone of old giant stadium. they looked for blood stains on the floor boards of an old detroit home. hoffa's middle name was riddle and so is trying to pinpoint why his fate captivates so many pe
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
a quote unquote relatively small u.s. military team escorted fbi investigators to the site. the pentagon says both teams left benghazi a short time ago. the fbi team had been stalled for three weeks because of security concerns there at the particular site in benghazi. thank you so much for being with me today. i'm brooke baldwin. let's send you to washington. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, president obama back on the campaign trail after a lackluster debate performance. he's about to speak in madison, wisconsin. we're going to hear from him live this hour as he tries to recover. also, we'll hear live from mitt romney. he's now campaigning with new energy and momentum after his showing in the debate last night. plus, big bird thrust into campaign politics and on the defensive. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> only 33 days to election and an entirely new dynamic in the battle between president obama and mitt romney. the republican nominee is widely seen as the winner of last night's debate while
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
just $7.00. it turns out to be a renoir original. the lucky buyer wants to auction it off. the fbi steps in and puts the brakes on. as brian todd explains, it's all over a crime committed more than 60 years ago. >> 5 1/2 by 9 inches worth from $75,000 to $100,000. it's believed to have been painted for his mystery in 1879, this landscape made a mysterious journey. >> this is what we all fantasize about, finding a great treasure unknown. >> doreen is the director of the baltimore museum of art. they once had that wren our on display owned by a art patron named sadie may. more than 60 years ago the painting was lifted. >> this is the library's record of the painting, the card saying it was lent here. this notation saying it was stolen from the museum in november of 1951, only five months after the lender, sadie may died. >> reporter: fast forward to 2010, a woman at the harper's ferry flea market is attracted to a nondescript box. >> she paid $7.00 for a cardboard box full of miscellaneous items. >> reporter: including a doll, a plastic cow and the long lost renoir. the purchaser too
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
administration even came close to that language. listen. >> it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired but our current best assessment based on the information that we have at present is that in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. in cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> the u.n. ambassador susan rice. two sundays ago, took another three days before the administration began acknowledging what many experts say should have been obvious. >> let me begin by asking you whether you would say that ambassador stevens and the three other americans died as a result of a terrorist attack. >> certainly on that particular question, i would say yes. they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> two days later, secretary of state clinton made it even plainer. >> what happened
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
: i have. we were back here in 2006 when fbi received what it believed to be a credible tip, and they dug at the horse farm quite a bit. they spent a lot of money doing so but didn't find anything. now they're working on another tip. as you can see what's going on just over our shoulder here, the digging has begun inside that shed. what the police department is doing with some expert help is digging a small hole in concrete inside there so they can fit in a drill to get a soil sample. then they hope to deliver that on monday to michigan state university to try to determine whether there are in fact human remains below there. the question of course is one of many questions. why do police think that the tipster in this case is credible? one reason why is that they said that he claimed that he saw what could have been a body being buried right here in this area around the same time that jimmy hoffa disappeared back in 1975. the police chief says the tipster never claimed that he saw jimmy hoffa being buried here, but the timing is in the vicinity of when that might have happened. number
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
tells our barbara starr at the pentagon a fbi investigative team has finally made it to the site of last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the fbi team was stalled for three weeks because of security concerns. that attack killed four americans including u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. stay right there. we'll be back at the top of the hour for a full analysis of each man's performance and what happens from here. but now, let me take you back to that debate. >> i think we have another clear difference between the two of you. now let's move to health care, where i know there is a clear difference. and that has to do with the affordable care act, obama care. and it's a two-minute new segment. and that means two minutes each, and you go first, governor romney. you want it repealed. you want the affordable care act repealed. why? >> i sure do. well, in part, it comes again from my experience. i was in new hampshire. a woman came to me and she said, look, i can't afford insurance for myself or my son. i met a couple in appleton, wisconsin, and they said we're th
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
arizona near the border of mexico. a second agent was wounded but is expected to survive. fbi now investigating. ivy is the third border patrol agent to die in the line of duty this year. >> i'm just in shock right now. nick was the most tenderhearted, kind, gentle, loving person you would ever meet. >> >> ivie left behind a wife and two daughters. >>> need a sign that the economy is picking up? belly up to the bar. beer sales are up for the first time since 2008. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. is this a bellwether? >> it is, just like lipstick. lipstick sales went up during the recession. they couldn't spend big on other things. beer is a great indicator. it looks like young men seem to be pushing up beer sales. brewers have said that beer sales have struggled over the past few years because young, blue-collared guys were hit hard by the the recession. now there's a recovery. unemployment rate is falling for men in their 20s. more jobs means more money to spend. wall street journal says beer sales are actually up 2% this year, following three years of decline. it
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> reporter: neither does retired fbi agent john anthony who worked the hoffa case. he gives the tip zero credibility. >> whether they find a body or not i don't know. if they do, i guarantee you it is not jimmy hoffa. >> reporter: he says they have a good idea who pulled off the hit and where but it sure isn't in this neighborhood. >> reporter: why could the fbi never find the body? >> because there is nobody. the body in our opinion was cremated or thrown into a vat of acid. >> reporter: whatever happened the mafia backed teamster boss is legendary sell braid in moce movies like this one going up against robert kennedy. >> i don't need that and my -- >> reporter: tips had him buried in settlement near the end zone of old giants' stadium and the floorboards dug up of a detroit home and horse farm. still trying to pinpoint why his fate still captivates so many people. >> he was a gifted individual, powerful, negotiate. combine that with his mysterious disappearance and the connection with the underworld and the mob. >> reporter: now, the question is will police crack this case or
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
part in overturning a dictator, muammar gadhafi, and now we have a situation where the fbi, we are told, won't even go to benghazi, which was the seat of the rebel -- the folks that we supported because it's so dangerous there, so they're investigate this from a tripoli, which is 400 miles away. what does that tell you, a -- >> thousands of libyans demonstrated. they went after these militia extremists which are al qaeda-affiliated themselves. the united states is more popular in libya than any country in the arab world, but they need help. after it was over, did we give them the assistance they needed? no. their borders are poor. laid is coming in. they don't have a strong government. they have a people that like the united states of america. in afghanistan we are having americans killed by "insiders." >> the troops that we're training. >> yeah. >> forces we are training in uniform. they just inflicked the greatest damage back on kandahar since the tet offensive. they blew up irreplaceable aircraft, and it's because the president has consistently overruled the recommendations of h
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, fbi, all tracking jihadi activity in eastern libya since at least 12 months ago. >> right. so they were aware. what about ambassador stevens? this story about the morning run, darrell issa included. threats against him from jihadi groups so he stopped his run for a week but then went back to it. was he too trusting? >> he was an honest broker. but i think, again, it's important to parse the kinds of violence. the threats against ambassador stevens on facebook were listed by a pro gadhafi group, which is not necessarily a jihadi group. so you've got different actors with different agendas. now, it's also important to note that the threats against ambassador stevens took place in tripoli, which is a different security environment than ben ghazi. so you have to evaluate where you are, where the threats are coming from, and you have to distinguish between them. and this is something that the intelligence community has been trying to grapple with. >> thank you very much, jeff porter, we appreciate it. and eli lake, as well. and still "outfront," countdown to the first debate. members of
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
are not life-threatening. the fbi and the county sheriff are investigating here. the third border patrol agent killed in the line of duty this year. >>> trying to say debris floating around in space is becoming a major problem and now boeing has an idea about how to clean it up. here's a plan. to shoot inert gas into space which would slow down fast-moving space junk forcing it to fall toward earth's atmosphere where it would burn up upon entry. they say space travel could become difficult. who are the guys sitting around coming up with this? >> nerds. thank god we have them. >>> so if you are traveling today, dense fog could be a major factor for you. it's up and down the east coast. we have a live look at columbus circle, you can barely see, in new york city. rob marciano has so much more from atlanta. >> the good news is it's pretty warm out. >> that's true. >> you don't need a winter coat to enjoy the fog. up and count east coast, tropical moisture in place, stagnant air and visibilities are down below a quarter of a mile. teterboro, a ground stop there, delays at philadelphia
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
apparently worth $3 million. the fbi agents found this piece in elton, maryland, and arrested a 46-year-old woman who previously worked as a housekeeper for those involved in the bust. the owner is hoping to have it restored. >> that's a lot of money. >> hopefully you can glue that back together. >>> you love the next story. we have heard about the futuristic cars that drive themselves. the "san francisco chronicle" has this story about the new law signed by governor jerry brown to make a law on driverless cars. google has been developing the technology and says the fleet of the 12-computer-controlled vehicles have gone more than 3,000 miles without an accident. that's a pretty impressive record there. >> it is. you can probably be accident-proof with the driverless cars, a lot better than we can be on the road. for an expanded look at the top stories, head to cnn.com/earlystart. >>> well, america loves a good comeback story. coming up, the new numbers that might point a rebound for the housing market. ♪ leaving my homeland ♪ playing a lone hand ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
, fbi agents still have not reached benghazi and the consulate still has not been secured. jane harman is a former democratic congresswoman. she was the chairman of the house intelligence committee, and now she heads the wilson center. we're so glad to have you here this morning. so hillary clinton yesterday gave something of a new explanation for what happened in benghazi. the response from the administration, the splax, has been evolving over the last ten days or so. i want to listen to what she said. >> for some time, al qaeda in the islamic maghreb and other groups have launched attack into neighboring mali and other countries. and they are working with other violent extremists to undermine the violent transitions underway in north africa, as we tragically saw in benghazi. >> now, she is the highest member of the administration, the highest ranking member to say this on the record so far. but we have these new reports that say they knew it from day one. what's taken so long? >> i doubt they knew it from day one. and i think the situation or the facts are evolving. by law, hillary c
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
certain model of seats and how they fit into the tracking used to secure them. >> one of the fbi's most wanted white collar criminals in custody this morning after 30 years on the run. this is incredible. john donald cody was already under arrest in ohio under the name bobby thompson. a lucky google search by a bored u.s. marshal matched an old photo of cody to his alter ego. they want him in connection with a charity scam. he may have ripped off millions of donors intended for veterans. he's also wanted for questioning in a spy case. >> googling. incredible. a bored person googling there. >> a bored person as we all do and it paid off. >>> opening up the so-called perversion files. the boy scouts will report to authorities hundreds of adult leaders who have confessed to molesting scouts since the 1960s. they'll turn information over to officials in the jurisdictions ar the abuse happened. some could face criminal charges and in cases where statute of limitations of reporting cases have not expired, civil cases could still be brought. >>> an iran i person who came with mahmoud ahma
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
google search by a bored u.s. marshal has turned up one of the fbi's most wanted criminals after 30 years on the run. john donald cody was already under arrest in ohio under the name bobby thompson but a search matched an old photo of cody to his alter ego. the feds want him in connection with a multimillion dollar charity scam. >>> all right something missing from the ikea catalog in one country, moms! the giant furniture retailer ikea apologizing for the saudi arabian version of its catalog. it deleted all traces of women from the magazine. and from its companion website. apparently in accordance with saudi arabian rules about showing women in public. but ikea now says it regrets the move and that excluding women is in conflict with the company's values. >> can't take mom out of the catalog. all right ahead on "starting point," spanning the world to find the greatest moments in sports. award winning sports caster len berman, no relation, joins us to talk about his new book. >>> welcome back to "starting point" everyone. they are the stories that inspire us. those come from behind
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
fbi agents and other investigators to the site. i don't think when you say there's been a long delay in being forthcoming, i don't think there's been a delay in being forthcoming. i think the administration has shared information the best that they had at the time. we continue to try to learn just what parts of this were spontaneous and what parts of this was preplanned. was this a situation where al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated organizations and militias in libya were looking for the right opportunity and took it when it presented itself, or were the demonstrations themselves part of the planning? so we're still trying to get the answers to those questions. but, again, i think our ambassador, the intelligence community and others have been very careful to caution, look, we want to give you the information as we get it. but you have to know this could change because our information is still coming in. >> you know, what i don't understand about this story is there seems to be a suggestion in some of the discussion that there was somehow an ulterior motive on behalf of the administrati
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
duty since 2008, including three this year alone. the fbi is investigating. >>> and still ahead, much more on tomorrow night's debate and this. one pilot calls it embarrassing, seats coming loose on a major airline. but is this part of a larger problem? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> a husband, a wife, and their oldest son being deployed to afghanistan. >> how hard is this for your family? >> not real sure. i don't think it has hit them yet. >>> plus, the first woman to moderate a presidential debate joins me live. what carol simpson thinks we can expect tomorrow night. >>> and police officers accused of raining a woman, but they press charges against her. now, the backlash. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or be
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the first to tell you that fbi investigators still have not set foot in the ruins of the american consulate in benghazi, libya, tonight we're the first to tell you why. tonight, we have the likely reason and we have it from a top law enforcement official. four americans as you know were murdered in the assault, one american ambassador, christopher stevens. that was two and a half weeks ago. two and a half weeks that have seen the administration first describe this as a spontaneous outburst even though our reporting revealed that officials knew within 24 hours that it was not. only much later did they back away from that assessment. today, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, put out a statement explaining that early evidence supported that theory so that's why they told the white house and congress. clapper says that throughout the investigation, his agency made it clear that the assessment was preliminary and could change. neither his statement nor our sources specify a time frame for the dni's change of view. again, our sources tell us that law enforcement offic
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. there is investigation by the fbi as to what happened in benghazi. and there's a review answering some of the questions asked. but how can you ask the secretary to come before the information is known? it's also important to note that the republican appropriation in congress gave the administration $300 million less than it asked for for the state department including funding for security. >> are you suggesting that there was a financial aspect to what happened in benghazi, libya? that the u.s. didn't have enough money to protect american diplomats? >> no. what i'm saying is congress has the right of oversight, but it also has the power of the purse. so as it looks to what the fundamentals are here, we have to know -- nobody's going to know by next week, but we have to have a full investigation and accountability for it. but we also have to look to ourselves in terms of that funding question, $300 million less than the administration asked for. >> and we know the state department, the secretary has asked thomas pickering to launch this full scale investigation internally in the state d
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 1:00am EDT
only see right here on "360" after being the first to tell you that fbi investigators have not set foot in the ruins of the american consulate of benghazi, libya. tonight, we're the first it tell you why. the likely reason and from a top law enforcement official. four americans as you know were murdered in the assault, one american ambassador, christopher stevens, that was 2 1/2 weeks ago, 2 1/2 weeks, that saw the administration describe this first as a spontaneous outburst, even though reporting shows that officials knew within 24 hours it was not. today the director of national intelligence, james clapper, explained early evidence supported that theory, so that's why they told the white house and congress. clapper says throughout the investigation, his agency made it clear that the assessment was preliminary and could change. neither his statement nor our source have a time frame. law enforcement officials knew within 24 hours this was a terror attack. reporting reveals that even though the administration says the investigation is going smoothing, the fbi has hit a bump in the r
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
the crime scene, except, that is, for fbi agents and now for them, it's no longer worth taking the risk to going to benghazi. but there is at least some indication tonight that enough is known about who did this to begin planning some kind of response. a senior american official telling us that the pentagon and intelligence community have begun preparing so-called target packages, detailed information that can be used to capture or kill some of the terrorists who did this. now, at the same time, though, the administration continues to come under withering fire, especially, not exclusively, from republican lawmakers over the killings and whether they might have been prevented some way. members of the house oversight committee today sent a letter to the state department asking for answers in person from secretary clinton, leveling serious allegations including these, the attack quote, was clearly never as administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest. more damningly, this, quote, multiple u.s. federal government officials have confirmed the committee that pr
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
was found dead inside the home. autopsies are planned today. and the fbi has released video from a robbery that happened last thursday at a saks fifth avenue store in florida. the bureau says several robbers stormed the floor, ordered people on the floor and took money from some of the registers. they also knocked over a jewelry case and took a bag full of jewelry. fortunately, no one was hurt. $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction. and the king of rock & roll has been dethroned at least when it comes to one of his long, long standing records. billboard magazine says elvis presley is no longer the artist with the most billboard hot 100 hits. guess who that goes to? well, that title now goes to rapper lil' wayne. he broke the record with games celebration that hit the list at number 82. and that gives him 109 entries. one more than elvis' record of 108. that record has been presley's since 1958. lil' wayne now dethroning -- >> keep saying little -- >> sorry. i'm not as hip as you. >> no. you're a rap artist. it's lil' wayne. not litt
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for $7, planned to sell it to the highest bidder. why the fbi is now saying not so fast. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. [ "the odd couple" theme playing ] humans. even when we cross our "t"s and dot our "i"s, we still
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Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
exclusive. we are now getting word, fbi agents haven't even stepped foot on the crime scene in benghazi where those four americans were killed including the u.s. embassy to libya. all of this as fears intensify al qaeda's setting up shop in libya. but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? ♪
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
grab last week and the fbi released this video. the suspects run in an hour before closing time and they push over the case and smash it with a sledge hammer and one customer somewhere in the store is hiding in a locked closet. they called 911. there is now a $5,000 reward for information about the suspects. >>> florida election officials are under fire. they are accused of reneging on an agreement to ease up on the purge of noncitizens from state voter roles. just the this week, florida's department of state released a list of 198 potentially ineligible voters. five protection groups are suing florida's secretary of state seeking an injunction against the purge program. for more than a year, cnn has been investigating the impact of tough new voter laws on the 2012 election and ask you can see joe johns documentary, voters in america, who counts, sunday october 14th at 8:00 p.m. >>> with just 38 days to election, battles over voter i.d.s are intensifying in many states. a battle that could mean tens of thousands of you may not have your votes counted in pennsylvania. there the state
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
secretary of state, the secretary of defense, the fbi, promptly launched a thorough and searching investigation on the ground in benghazi to learn exactly what happened and what was a chaotic and confusing situation. and i am confident that we continue to have a leadership role in the world as the president laid out today in front of the united nations, rooted in american values, but that will not louis lambist jihadist terrorists to push us out of the region. >> so when you say you're confident in what is happening on the ground, let me put the question directly to you, then. why is that when cnn was in the consulate days after the horrible attack, they found that the -- the diary of ambassador stevens' thoughts and his fears. and not the u.s. investigators. why weren't they the ones who found something like that, which was -- was just lying there? >> that's an excellent question. we did not get briefed on the specifics of cnn's acquisition and use of the private diary of ambassador stevens. that wasn't one of the topics on which we were briefed. that does raise a real question a
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class, does that add up? >>> and the fbi finally arrives in benghazi, more than three weeks after the attack that left four americans dead. we'll hear from a reporter tonight who just visited the site and found a trove of sensitive documents, including one about security requests. let's go out front. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnet. out front again, paul ryan and mitt romney taking the stage since last night's debate. that, for most accounts, was a big win for their campaign. was it enough to change the dynamic of the race 33 days before the election? let's go to jim acosta at the rally in fishersville, virginia. trace adkins, i guess, is going to perform there. they're getting ready for a big, big blowout. >> reporter: that's right, erin. they are blowing this day up. you could say this is a #winningday for the romney campaign. trace adkins is on stage. and we saw the evidence of this all day long from the gop nominee, when he got on board his campaign plane earlier this morning. he was already cruising at a higher altitude, erin,
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
agents has died from his gunshot wounds. the fbi and cochise sheriff's office, near the area where border patrol agent involved in that fast and furious program was shot and killed, brian terry. we'll have much more on this story, much more information in the next two hours of newsroom. >>> also this morning, it sounds like something out of a nightmare. imagine being on a plane and having your seat detach from the floor mid flight. it's happened at least twice in the past two weeks. >> we don't want that thing flying around with passengers behind them. >> last night a flight had to return. and emergency landing at jfk in new york after three seats detached from the floor during the flight. the plane was in the air. our affiliate wplg's ross pal palumbo has more. >> reporter: passengers call it chaos. american airlines climbing into the sky with seats suddenly coming loose. >> the seats flipped backwards. it was actually a complete nightmare. >> reporter: the nightmare for her started saturday. just flying from boston to miami when suddenly on take-off three seats flipped over. >> p
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >>> grab a pencil and take a close look. the fbi is offering $50,000 for this massachusetts man. you've been busy for a dead man. after you jumped ship in bangkok, i thought i'd lost you. >>> surfing is my life now. but who's going to .... >>> tell the world that priceline has even faster, easier ways to save you money. . . on hotels, flights & cars? you still have it. >>> i'll always have it. so this is it? >>> we'll see where the waves take me. sayonara, brah! ♪ [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the moist, chewy, deliciousness you desire. mmmm. thanks. [ man ] at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. [ female announcer ] and now, try our new chocolate chip cookie 90 calorie brownie. try our new chocolate chip cookie the wheels of progress. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
also wanted by the fbi in an ongoing espionage investigation. this guy was a piece of work. he's allegedly stealing money from a navy veteran essentially raising funds for -- that purportedly went to navy veterans never -- was all a scam. >> espionage. >> espionage charges. seems like the guy has a long -- this guy is a graduate of -- harvard law school. so -- wow. it is a fascinating case. >> thanks very much for that, lisa. pakistan's police officers could get kicked off the force so you are going to find out what they have to do to keep their jobs. yo, give it up, dude! up high! ok. don't you have any usefull apps on that thing? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's secur
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
detroit home to look for traces of hoffa's blood. no go. in 2006, the fbi razed a michigan horse barn, no hoffa. hoffa's son, james is now president of the international brotherhood of teamsters, without connections to organized crime. still, he can't escape the fame of his father, last year, he had a discussion with tea partiers. >> you know what, everybody has to vote. if we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let's take these sobs out and get america back. >> reporter: hoffa refused to apologize. and his union is equally tough when it comes to clues "the hoffa family doesn't respond every time there is a tip for authorities. they will have no comment until it is time to have a comment". >> police say they found no remains, but will release findings in a couple of days. >>> and you may have to take a second look at the prices at the grocery store this week. your eyes are not fooling you. pork and beef prices could go higher, we'll tell you why. >>> and in afghanistan, women typically don't have much of a place in society. and islamist extremists typically keep girls from getting
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
fbi investigation. here's brian todd. >> it's 5 1/2 by 9 inches worth $175,000 and back from the dead. believed to have been painted for his mistress in 1879, this landscape has made a mysterious journey. >> this is what we all fantasize about finding an unknown treasure somewhere. >> reporter: the director of art at the museum, they once that had that on display loaned by a well-known art patron. more than 60 years ago, the painting was lifted. >> the circumstances around the theft of the painting are not clear. but this is the library's record of the painting, the card saying it was lent here, this notation saying it was stolen from the museum in 1951. that was only about five months after the lender died. >> fast forward to 2010, a woman at the harper's ferry flea market. >> she paid for a cardboard box full of miscellaneous items. >> the purchaser who wants to remain anonymous took the painting to the potomac company, an auction house in alexandria, virginia, where it's being kept now. what happened between high-end heist and flea market is virtually unknown. >> how tough is
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
refs. the regular officials will be back for tonight's ravens/browns game in baltimore. >>> fbi agents have not yet been allowed into the libyan city of benghazi. sources tell cnn that the crime scene on the consulate grounds has not been secured. sources also tell cnn that the u.s. intelligence community knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was an act of terrorism. yet the obama administration was cautious in saying so and has only started to acknowledge a terrorist link to the attack. this was in the last few days. on "360" last night, bob baer was asked specifically about that. >> i think it's political. i think the white house is reluctant to admit that libya has been lost or potentially lost. no administration wants to admit that. i think, frankly, we can't blame losing libya on this administration. you know, it was in the works for a long time. there wasn't much it could do. nonetheless we have an election coming up and no one wants to take blame for messing up the arab spring. >> the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens was wrong those killed in that attacks. >>>
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
poll out showing president obama up by ten points in ohio. 23457 is a big round number. >>> the fbi is joined in the search for a missing northwestern university student. straight a pre-med student disappeared over the weekend after attending a party off-campus. police say they don't have any lead yet. >>> the pentagon issued rules how to handle no easy day. that's the unauthorized account of bin laden's takedown written by one of the neal s.e.a.avy s.o shot him. allowing pentagon work toers buy the book and they do not have to store it away as classified information. but also they are not allowed to speculate or discuss potentially classified and sensitive unclassified information with people who don't have an official need to know. clear that up for me. >> all right. >>> ever wish you could make sure there won't be any crying babies on nor next flight? always my children. air asia started advertising a quiet zone starting this february. the first seven rows reserved exclusively for passengers ages 12 and up. does that mean -- does that mean i can leave my kids in the back of the plan
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